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Development and improvements of the milling machine and components continued, which resulted in the manufacturing of heavier arbors and high speed steel and carbide cutters. These components allowed the operator to remove metal faster, and with more accuracy, than previous machines. Variations of milling machines were also developed to perform special milling operations. During this era, computerized machines have been developed to alleviate errors and provide better quality in the finished product.
Milling machines are basically classified as being horizontal or vertical to indicate the axis of the milling machine spindle. These machines are also classified as knee-type, ram-type, manufacturing or bed-type, and planer-type milling machines. Most machines have self-contained electric drive motors, coolant systems, variable spindle speeds, and power operated table feeds.
Knee-type milling machines are characterized by a vertical adjustable worktable resting on a saddle supported by a knee. The knee is a massive casting that rides vertically on the milling machine column and can be clamped rigidly to the column in a position where the milling head and the milling machine spindle are properly adjusted vertically for operation.
The ram-type milling machine is characterized by a spindle mounted to a movable housing on the column, permitting positioning the milling cutter forward or rearward in a horizontal plane. Two widely used ram-type milling machines are the floor-mounted universal milling machine and the swivel cutter head ram-type milling machine.